Exeter’s Sales Manager Steve Grimes remains as characteristically calm and composed as ever when faced with cameras on the door at the AV Awards which took place at the Grosvenor Hotel in London last month. Eschewing the option of a brief smile at the lens before walking on, Steve instead grasped the opportunity for stardom with both hands and stole focus for a few snaps while Divisional Director Richard Watts looked on in awe, unable to curb the South West Sales Manager’s bountiful enthusiasm for self-promotion.

Despite Steve’s inimitable presence at the event, the GV team sadly didn’t win the Best Education Project award for the Exeter branch’s superb work at Cardiff University’s Business School (CARBS). Still, an enjoyable evening was had by all. The work at CARBS marked the third time that GV have been a finalist for the Best Education Project prize. The first nomination was back in 2011 for the group’s work at Bournemouth University’s Kimmeridge House while the following year, the Exeter team received a High Commendation for the all-encompassing AV system designed and installed into Falmouth University’s Academy of Innovation and Research.

The Exeter team is delighted to have received some fantastic feedback from University of Bristol’s Senior Learning Facilities Technician, Kate Clements. After carrying out a project throughout the University’s Queen’s Building over the summer, Kate contacted GV to say:

“I just wanted you to know how brilliant your staff has been with our recent installations in the Engineering Department, Queens Building - particularly Richard Godfrey with all the organising, as well as Dave Bates and Andy Teague who did a wonderfully neat job with the installation.

It is a pleasure to work with GV, many thanks for all the efforts you put into getting the job done.”

GV Exeter would like to extend their gratitude to Kate for her kind words. The team has worked alongside University of Bristol for many years and are proud to be able to not only carry out installations, but to continue to impress one of our most loyal and valued customers as well.

On 27th July, GV’s Lutterworth waved goodbye to their picturesque setting at Claybrooke Parva and relocated to new offices at Coventry. Having secured bigger and better premises in the Midlands, the GV Coventry team will miss their old home but look forward to the many benefits that the site has over the old Lutterworth branch. We wish the team all the very best in their new location. 

For the third time in the past five years, GV Multimedia has been shortlisted for the Best Education Project prize at the 2015 AV Awards. Nominated for the Exeter team’s work at Cardiff Business School, the entire group is delighted with being a finalist for this prestigious award again.

The team’s work on the CARBS project involved the integration of a comprehensive, collaborative AV system throughout the Business School’s brand new Postgraduate Study Centre. The project has already won a pair of Crestron Integration Awards as well as receiving a nomination for this year’s InstallAwards.

GV first made the finals of the awards back on 2011 for their work at Kimmeridge House at Bournemouth University. They were awarded a High Commendation the following year for the project carried out at Falmouth University’s Academy of Innovation and Research. Best of luck to all involved – here’s hoping that we win!

Congratulations go to Kyle Schulz for his impressive achievements in a number of recent long drive tournaments. After coming fourth in the Remax Long Drive Series in Spain, Kyle entered the American Golf Regional Long Drive Tournament over Easter weekend. Held between 104 of the American Golf branches, Kyle ended up winning the tournament overall – qualifying for the finals which will be held on the 21st August at the American Golf Academy in High Leigh. The tournament will see Kyle going head to head with the top five golfers from the Regional Championships and, if victorious, will qualify for the World Championships in Nevada for the 2016 season – which will be sponsored by Garmin. That event will see Kyle pitted against the best long drive golfers in the world. Kyle also recently achieved an impressive new personal best of 442 yards. Congratulations and good luck in the tournament, Kyle!